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Posted: 12/11/2011 7:40:16 AM EDT
This kid has a brilliant career ahead of him.

Teenage councilman will take office despite arrests

Kyle Bower will become one of the youngest elected officials in the Lehigh Valley next month when he takes a seat on Alburtis Borough Council, despite criminal charges he's facing in Lehigh and Berks counties.

Bower, a 19-year-old Democrat who said before the November election that he wouldn't accept the $1,875-per-year position because of his legal trouble, has since changed his mind, saying he doesn't give up on something he wants. He has not been convicted of a crime.

"I've been talking to my parents and friends and family. It's something, at the end of the day, that I shouldn't let up," said Bower. "I take this seat with my head held high and with a good standpoint on things. I'll do what I can to better the community."

A former Emmaus High School student who completed 11th grade, Bower is currently working as a cook while trying to earn his General Equivalency Diploma. He said he plans to attend a community college to study culinary arts or meteorology. On his Facebook page, he lists "chyllin," "partying," and "playing sports" as his activities.

He said he's in alcohol treatment and that counseling has "pointed me in a direction away from drinking."

Not everyone is thrilled with Bower's decision to serve.

"I wish he would stick by his original story" of not accepting the seat, said Council President Steven Hill, who has served since 1993. "I think the man has trouble. I don't think it's appropriate for him to hold office right now with the arrests that he had."


Link Posted: 12/11/2011 7:44:52 AM EDT
Since when did arrest equal conviction?

The Bill of Rights; how does it work?
Link Posted: 12/11/2011 7:45:00 AM EDT
A drunk criminal in politics? Oh noes
Link Posted: 12/11/2011 7:46:59 AM EDT
Originally Posted By bowbender7:
A drunk criminal in politics? Oh noes

demoncrate too,


Link Posted: 12/11/2011 7:49:07 AM EDT
That kid's eyebrows are even more fucked up than R.P.'s...
Link Posted: 12/11/2011 7:50:12 AM EDT
criminal /politician same thing really
Link Posted: 12/11/2011 7:54:18 AM EDT
because young people always make the best choices.....but his winning shows that some voting areas are not wise enough to understand why even with allowing for exceptions to the rule this is not a good choice.
Link Posted: 12/11/2011 8:00:06 AM EDT
Teddy Kennedy would approve of this thread!

Link Posted: 12/11/2011 8:00:12 AM EDT
...culinary arts or meteorology. On his Facebook page, he lists "chyllin," "partying," and "playing sports" as his activities.

He's a regular renaissance man.

Link Posted: 12/11/2011 8:10:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/11/2011 8:10:56 AM EDT by chop13chop]
Damn, only 19 and already an alchoholic. Even waxes his eyebrows.
Link Posted: 12/11/2011 8:33:34 AM EDT
He's a natural.
Link Posted: 12/11/2011 8:39:07 AM EDT
Anyone notice the DTOM Flag He must be a Blue Dog Democrat
Link Posted: 12/11/2011 10:53:09 AM EDT
3 alcohol related incidents in a year plus a stalking charge? Sweet.
Link Posted: 12/11/2011 10:58:17 AM EDT
And this, gentlemen, is why the Founders were almost universally opposed to universal suffrage.
Link Posted: 12/11/2011 10:59:16 AM EDT
is that a gadsen flag I spy?
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 10:17:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By crazyquik:
Since when did arrest equal conviction?

The Bill of Rights; how does it work?

ALBURTIS, Pa. - A teenager elected to a Pennsylvania borough council seat took office a few hours after pleading guilty to stalking and escape charges.

Nineteen-year-old Kyle Bower was sworn in Wednesday night as the newest member of the Alburtis Borough Council.

Earlier in the day Bower was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to a pair of misdemeanors for throwing a brick through his ex-girlfriend's window and slipping out of handcuffs during an alcohol-related arrest.

Link Posted: 1/5/2012 10:30:14 PM EDT
This is what happens when people vote a straight ticket.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 10:58:47 PM EDT

Blago is proud..

Link Posted: 1/5/2012 11:06:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/5/2012 11:07:44 PM EDT by E-Mag]
quoted the wrong person
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 11:07:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jarhead08:
Teddy Kennedy would approve of this thread!

Hay Ted Kennedy has been sober for 864 days now
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